Chicago Blackhawks: Selke Trophy

Toews finishes fourth in MVP voting

June, 15, 2013
Powers By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks didn't take home any more NHL awards on Saturday, but they did receive plenty of consideration.

Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews just missed out in being a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is given to the league's MVP. He finished fourth in the voting with 886 points. New York Islanders forward John Tavares finished third with 919 points. Toews received 39 first-place votes on 179 ballots cast. Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was sixth in the voting and had 157 points, which included two first-place votes.

Blackhawks rookie forward Brandon Saad finished third in the voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy. He received 730 points, which included 30 first-place votes.

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith finished sixth in the voting for the James Norris Memorial Trophy. He had 281 points, which included one first-place vote.

Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery and Corey Crawford both received votes for the Vezina Trophy. Emery finished seventh in the voting with one first-place vote and six points. Crawford was eighth with five points, which included one second-place vote and two third-place votes.

Toews was named the winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy, given to the best defensive forward, on Friday.

Toews, Kesler no surprise for Selke

April, 27, 2011
Rogers By Jesse Rogers
VANCOUVER -- After watching the just completed seven-games series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jonathan Toews and Ryan Kesler were named Selke Trophy finalists on Wednesday.

The award is given out annually to the best defensive forward in the regular season and both proved in the first 82 games, and the last seven, they deserve the nomination.

Going head to head for most of the opening round playoff series neither player provided much offense as they canceled each other out.

But both contributed in Game 7. Toews, who scored 32 in the regular season, scored a short-handed goal with minutes remaining to tie the game, while Kesler, who scored 41, assisted on the Canucks’ first goal.

During the regular season Toews was plus-25 with 76 points while Kesler was plus-24 with 73 points.

The third finalist for the award is Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who has taken home the hardware three straight years. Kesler was also a finalist last year while this is Toews’ first regular season award nomination. The winner will be announced June 22 in Las Vegas.



Patrick Sharp
6 2 4 0
GoalsP. Kane 3
AssistsP. Sharp 4
+/-J. Oduya 5
GAAC. Crawford 1.66